The British Grand Prix will take place in front of 140,000 people this weekend at Silverstone, close to the Oxfordshire border.

It will be the biggest UK crowd since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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With this, it is expected that traffic problems will develop in Oxfordshire particularly in the north of the county near Bicester as people travel to the event.

The grand prix takes place just one day before the end of coronavirus restrictions in England on Monday dubbed 'Freedom Day'.

A full crowd is anticipated for one of the highlights of the British sporting summer as Lewis Hamilton’s rivalry with Max Verstappen intensifies in the former’s bid for a record-breaking eighth world championship.

Ticket holders will be asked for either proof of a negative lateral flow test, taken within 48 hours of arriving at Silverstone, or be fully vaccinated, with the second dose 14 days previously.

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Silverstone made the case that their 70,000 grandstand seats are scattered over 3.5 miles, while the event is not reliant on public transport with the large majority of spectators arriving in cars.

In the past, hotels and restaurants in Oxfordshire have seen bookings increase during the event as spectators spend the weekend in and around the county.

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